I'm not being funny guys but look around you what exactly is there that is Great about being English that we should be wanting to hold on to. This
country is a mess and perhaps we might just benefit socially and economically - may be not - but even so lets not go all jingoistic just because we
are joining the European Union. So we're back under Dane Law so what, have we, the people seen much benefit from being under the Saxons and Franks
for centuries. I don't think so. St George was a Roman soldier for god sake he wasn't English in any shape or form, we were given him as our
patron saint nothing more nothing less.
Our Royal family are German and Swedish, descendants of crusader knights, we are a bastard breed of all European races and a few from further afield.
Why are we so scared? Can someone tell me that? And, please do tell me why I should be listening to Viscount Rothermere's hate rag the Daily Mail?
His father was toadying up to Hitler while a whole generation of our men were dying on the battle fields. Do you think that we fought that war for
our freedom, balls! We fought that war for trade agreements and access to natural resources, purleease. Rothmere's just trying to drag us into
another war against Europe.
If we gain the same rights as the Danes have we'll be laughing, if not, then yes it is a damn sham.
But ask yourselves, what exactly does this country have to offer Europe, our financial expertise and that is about it. We have no major imports, no
major resources, we are an island and nothing more, the only real assets we have are Gib and the Falklands and obviously the accompanying military
forces, everything else is on loan or borrowed from someone else. Oh but its great to be English!!!!!
Don't get me wrong, I love this country and I consider myself blessed to have been born here, here my choices are boundless, as long as I am willing
to leave or I wish to be a bank clerk or administrator...
Successive governments have screwed our people to the wall, we are not a democracy we are the subjects of a constitutional monarchy, we are a
conquered people and have been since time immemorial. Dig a bit and look at how Cromwell sold out the Levellers for his own profit. Look how the
workers marched on London from Jarrow only to be refused an audience with Ramsey MacDonald because he was too busy. Look at how the Miners were sold
out over and over again for SIX decades.
I don't agree with the divisions that Brussels is suggesting but nor do I believe in a jingoistic response. This country has become a # hole and we
need to be taking care of our own back yards. We have sat on our backsides for too long basking in our imagined greatness and now the end game is
economic union with Europe. This is the same BS that enabled them to get us to fight the second war...our leaders have screwed us over before,
perhaps a change will be as good as a rest.
Here is a question I would love an answer to, under who's jurisdiction is the City of London Corporation going to be? Anyone know?
You're having your buttons pushed, you're being manipulated. Oppose the union by all means...but don't sink into the trap of Nationalism, lessons
there should already been learnt. Rothermere represents his own interests and he has a network of media to do it, what is he afraid of that he is
willing to stir you into the pot to fight his battles for him and generate malcontent? Oppose the Union by using your representatives to do so, that
is what they are for, but please don't take direction from the Mail.